Sunday, December 22, 2013

REVIEW: The Memory Lights

The Memory Lights
By: KM Weiland

Genre: Historical, Speculative Fiction
Publication date: 11.29.13
Pages: 34

Date read: 12.19.13
Recommended by: Read 2 Review

Summary: Even as she scrabbles for a living as a pickpocket on the streets of Victorian London, Mary somehow knows her terror of the streetlamps holds the key to her forgotten past. But not until she and her conman protector are drawn into a daring prison break will she come face to face with the horrifying memory of the night that shattered her life and trapped her in a world of darkness.

My thoughts

This is really a good short story - that actually seems longer than the amount of pages that it says it is.

At first, I really hated the guy that Mary "works for" and felt sorry for her, especially when they were making fun of her because she couldn't remember things and her fear of lights.  But after a couple of twists and turns that begin when she is "forced" to help him spring someone from jail, everything starts making sense.  The complete ending is not what I expected at all, but definitely enjoyable.  

I would like to know more about Mary and these events.  Maybe the author has another short story in her on this subject. :)

Note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

My favorite line: "If ever you have to bury your past, do it so that it can never resurrect."

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